Events Hosted by Maine Archives & Museums

Maine Archives and Museums offers professional development workshops, an annual conference, and other events, often in collaboration with local collecting institutions.

Most events are recorded and recordings are made available to those who register. Check the individual event descriptions or email to confirm.

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Upcoming MAM events

    • 12 Oct 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • 13 Oct 2023
    • 5:15 PM
    • University of Maine Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine

    Maine Archives and Museums Conference

    The Association of Maine Archives and Museums invites you to join us
    in Presque Isle, Maine for its annual conference on the theme
    "Maine Beyond Borders: Overcoming Barriers"

    Keynote Speaker: Paul Buck

    Paul Buck is a Professor of History and Education at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He has a doctorate in U.S. and Canadian history from the University of Maine.  a is proficient in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Wolof.

    Paul will speak to the conference theme of Maine Beyon Borders: Overcoming Barriers by examining the different perspectives of Maine statehood and of Maine culture as seen through the prism of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, which definitively established the boundary between British North America and the United States.

    Paul will explore the treaty and its impact on the singular Acadian and Francophone community of the St. John Valley, which found itself split into two countries. Paul will give historical context as well, most certainly commencing with the long-standing Maliseet and Mi’kmaq communities of the region, along with Scots-Irish and, by the 1820s, of Maine Yankee residents

    Plenary Speaker: John Dennis

    The plenary speaker is John Dennis, a Mi'kmaq language keeper and educator.

    Opening Reception

    The Presque Isle Historical Society will welcome us to Presque Isle by hosting a reception on Thursday, October 12, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, a two-story Victorian house given the designation of “Distinctive Destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Read more here: Opening Reception Flyer.

    Event Program

    In addition to a keynote presentation by Paul Buck and a plenary session presentation by John Dennis, the conference program will feature twelve presentations by your Maine Archives and Museums colleagues, with an emphasis on the theme of overcoming barriers and including two sessions geared toward all volunteer organizations. Click here to view the conference program.

    Hotel Information

    The Northeastland Hotel is offering a special rate of $103 per night for queen or double bed rooms while availability lasts. This hotel is newly renovated and features an upscale restaurant in the lobby. Please call the hotel (207-768-5321) to reserve a room and say you are attending the Maine Archives & Museums Conference.

    The Hampton Inn has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $179 per night. Please call the hotel (207-760-9292) to reserve a room and have your address, email or phone number, and credit card at the ready. Or click on this Booking Link and edit the reservation dates as necessary at the top of the page.


    Attendees may share carpooling information on this spreadsheet.

    There will be free trolley service between the conference and three local hotels (The Northeastland Hotel, Hampton Inn, and SureStay by Best Western).

    • 18 Oct 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    2023 Annual Meeting of MAM Members


    The Annual Meeting of MAM membership is everyone's opportunity to discuss and be a part of potential changes to the bylaws, election of officers and other members to the Board of Directors, and to hear addresses on the state of the organization from the Board President and the Executive Director.

    Historically the Annual Meeting is held at the Annual Conference.  This year we are hosting it online to make room for other programming at the conference.

    One member in attendance will be selected to receive free conference registration next year!

    Meeting Materials

    The agenda for the 2023 Annual Meeting will be posted here soon. We will be electing board officers, approving 2022 Annual Meeting minutes, electing board members, and hearing from the President and Executive Director about the health of the organization. The treasurer will present a report to offer an update on MAM's financial health. The board of directors may also propose changes to the organization's bylaws, which require approval by members at the Annual Meeting.

    Attending an Online Annual Meeting

    To participate in this online meeting you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host the chat. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants. 

    Online registration is free and unlimited to all members. Once you register you will be emailed information on how to attend online. 

    Registration will be open through October 18.

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